KUCHING, Oct 26: The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak is calling on the local community to come out in full force this Saturday to join a charity run to raise funds for the family of the late firefighter Yahya Ali.
Yahya was one of the six firemen who drowned while trying to save a teenage boy, who fell into a mining pond in Taman Putra Perdana, Puchong on Oct 3.
Organised by Bomba Petra Jaya, the 6.7km charity run is scheduled to start at 6am from the fire station.
According to a promotional poster, the event aims to collect donations to help Yahya’s family members, who are residing in Kampung Tian, Matu, in Mukah. It is also to show moral support for the family and heroic comrades who had sacrificed their lives.
Other objectives include strengthening ties between Bomba and the community as well as to encourage more charitable and healthy activities to be held.
The charity run is open free to the public, and there would be no shirts or medals to give away.
To make the day more eventful, several activities would be held, including rappelling, abseiling, flying fox, safe driving and tactical operations demonstrations as well as machinery and tools exhibition, in which the public can get hands-on experience, and a lucky draw.
The late Yahya was among six firefighters who were swept away by strong currents and drowned in a disused mining pool during a search and rescue operation in Puchong on Oct 3. He was 24. — DayakDaily